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SUBFAMILY MYRMICINAE - Genus Aphaenogaster
Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) splendida (Roger)

Aphaenogaster (Attomyrma) splendida (Roger)

return to key  Type location Greece (Atta splendida, Roger, 1859: 257, worker; Emery, 1869b: 17, queen; Emery, 1908c: 325, illustrated, male) no location, collector Krüper - see below
subspecies transcaucasica (Karavaiev, 1926b: 97, worker & queen; ssp Arnold'i, 1948: 211) from Transcaucasia - see below.

rugosoferruginea (Aphaenogaster splendida Roger race A. rugoso-ferruginea n. stirps, Forel, 1889: 260, worker), type location Greece, Crete, Lasithi-Gebirge - raised to species Borowiec & Salata, 2013 PDF: 338 (q.) (Antweb link) includes illustration of splendida. A Borowiec identified worker can be seen at -

{Aphaenogaster splendida}Roger's (1859) description is at {original description}. Forel's (1889) description of rugosoferruginea, is at {original description}. Emery's (1908c) description, with rugosoferruginea, is at {original description}. Karavaiev's (1926b) description of trancaucasica, is at {original description}.

Egypt records - Santschi (1938a: 37), worker from Cairo, 12.vii.1916, collector Alfieri (listing only).
Sharaf list - Material examined: Cairo, 9.x.1953 (2); Cairo, 8.xi.1953 (1); Cairo, 2.i.1953 (1); Burg-El-Arab (Alexandria), 18.iv.1953 (1); Wadi El-Talaa, St.Catherine (South Sinai), 19.ii.1999 (1), Leg.M.R.Sharaf; Wadi El-Arbaein, St. Catherine (South Sinai), 11.viii.1998 (1), Leg. M.R.Sharaf [this specimen, shown in the drawing was originally thought to be A. philippsi]; (ASUC). Cairo, 12.vii.1916, Storey (2 workers); Zamalek, xii.1951, Prisner (2 workers) (CUC).

{Aphaenogaster splendida}

{Aphaenogaster splendida}>The photomontage of a type worker of "causica" is collated from This is among the transcaucasica listed by Karavaiev (1926b); who gave the occurrence of the type form as Southern Europe, Syria, Tunisia and Algeria .

{Aphaenogaster splendida} The photomontage of a worker from the BMNH collection is collated from

Borowiec & Salata (2013) gave illustrations that show a quite different species. In their notes they state they had not seen the types of either A. splendida or rugosoferruginea. See pdf

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